Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Hungry Families

Several months ago, Nick decided that he wanted to eat Lean Cuisine personal pizzas every day for lunch. I stocked up when they were on sale and soon had a freezer full of little pizza boxes. One day, he decided he didn't like them anymore. Since then, I've had 10 pizzas taking up precious space in the back of my freezer.

I find these frozen pizzas to be rather disgusting, so they did not get eaten. Pretty soon, they passed their expiration date. It's not like I could drop them off at a food bank, so today, I put a quick ad up on Craigslist offering them for free and clearly explaining that they were expired (thinking I would probably just end up throwing them away tomorrow if no one responded).

Well, people responded. The ad went up at 3:00 and by 5:30 I had 18 responses, to be exact. Several people said in their emails that their family was struggling and needed all the help they could get. Many people even said that they live right in my neighborhood and could be at my house in a matter of minutes.

This was a wake-up call for me. I knew that many families were going through difficult times financially, but today it hit pretty close to home. If we can afford to give, even just a little bit, let's not delay, ok?


  1. Wow, that's really an eye opener! It's so easy to help people, and I never would have thought of that. Good post!

  2. I love the last two posts too! Baby is SO cute in all her pictures! That apple orchard looked like so much fun! and the bike extravaganza too! I love blogs :)